April 03, 2007

Buh-Bye Blue Devils!

It appears the dookie spelling test got 50% easier.  But you still have to spell Krzyzewski, as it's coach Gail Goestenkors that's leaving town:

Goestenkors was widely considered the top candidate to replace Hall of Famer Jody Conradt at Texas after her sudden resignation last month.

The night Conradt retired, Texas officials made it clear they would be willing to pay for a top-notch coach. Conradt earned $550,000 a year. While Goestenkors' salary at Duke is not a public record, it was believed the private school would be unlikely to match a high offer from the Longhorns.

Goestenkors visited the Texas campus last week, when she met with women's athletic director Chris Plonsky and members of the school's search committee and toured the Longhorns' facilities.

Goestenkors coached the Blue Devils to four Final Fours and two appearances in the national championship game. Her last Duke team was one of her best. The Blue Devils ended the regular season ranked No. 1 and held the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament, but were upset in the regional semifinals by Rutgers. Duke ended the season 32-2.

dook's loss is clearly Texas' gain.  Good luck Coach G.

Posted by caltechgirl at April 3, 2007 04:43 PM | TrackBack

And she'll be going to a school that appreciates their athletes. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at April 3, 2007 07:06 PM